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Save the Date for our Annual Symposium!
We are excited to return to an in-person event at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester, MA on October 26th, 2023.
The program will run from 8:30AM to approximately 3:30PM, with continental breakfast and lunch included.
Continuing education credits will be offered.
Please stay tuned for details as we will be updating information and releasing registration information soon.
The Massachusetts Pain Initiative would like to say THANK YOU to Kathy Della Penna, our long-time administrative assistant and volunteer Treasurer! Kathy worked tirelessly for Mass PI for over 10 years, helping make it the organization that it is today. She was fastidious as our treasurer and made sure our finances were always in order! She worked closely with the Steering Council, and other groups in Mass PI to help set up education seminars and events, even while she was going through grad school! Thank you Kathy! You were instrumental in making Mass PI more than just a dream of like-minded people, and educating providers and patients about pain. May you find happiness and success in all future endeavors! While you will be missed, you will always have a home here with Mass PI!
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cyndie Rodman, MS, who has been a vital part of the Massachusetts Pain Initiative since 2008. Cyndie was involved with the MassPI steering council, and was Chair of the Communications Council, as well as our Webmaster. She was a wonderful person, a great friend, and dedicated to helping people with pain throughout her lifetime. Cyndie's contributions to MassPI have been immeasurable. She worked diligently to make as much of an impact to MassPI up until her last day. Our conference this October is dedicated in her memory, and we will present the new logo and the updated website that she brought about. Cyndie will be missed greatly.
One article represents the formal CDC comments about the new draft guidelines; the other reflects on the harm of under treatment of serious pain.
Article summarizing what has and has not changed in the proposed versus the original 2016 guideline
The draft guidelines are open for public comments until April 11, 2022 with final guidelines expected in late 2022.
MassPI advocates for legislation to remove non-opioid barriers to pain management.